Match Preview: Sydney FC v Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC


Sydney FC host their first home clash of the 2020 AFC Champions League as Korean Champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC come to Jubilee Stadium on Wednesday (kick off 7:30pm AEDT).

While the Sky Blues boast a commanding lead at the top of the Hyundai A-League ladder, Head Coach Steve Corica’s men will be out to right their defeat to Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan a fortnight ago.

The reigning K League 1 Champions opened their Champions League campaign in similar fashion, likewise going down to Ange Postecoglou’s rampant Japanese Champions at home.

Jeonbuk arrive in Sydney boasting a wealth of domestic and foreign talent, including Korean trio Kim bo-Kyung who featured at Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic, national team top goalscorer Lee Dong-gook and former Hoffenheim defender Kim Jin-su.

Wednesday, 4th March 2020
Kick-off: 7:30pm AEDT
Venue: Jubilee Stadium
Broadcast: Fox Sports Football 505, Kayo Sports

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Team news

Sydney FC AFC Champions League squad:

1. Andrew REDMAYNE, 2. Patrick FLOTTMANN, 3. Benjamin WARLAND, 4. Alexander WILKINSON, 5. Alexander BAUMJOHANN, 6. Ryan MCGOWAN, 7. Michael ZULLO, 8. Paulo RETRE, 9. Adam LE FONDRE, 11. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 12. Trent BUHAGIAR, 16. Joel KING, 17. Anthony CACERES, 18. Luke IVANOVIC, 19. Christopher ZUVELA, 20. Thomas HEWARD-BELLE, 21. Harry VAN DER SAAG, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 24. Marco TILIO, 26. Luke BRATTAN, 27. Jordan SWIBEL, 28. Calem NIEUWENHOF, 29. Anton MLINARIC, 30. Adam PAVLESIC, 31. Thomas MAIN, 32. Callum TALBOT.

Did you know?

  • This will be the first AFC Champions League game between Sydney FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors have failed to win in their last four games in the AFC Champions League (D3 L1). Should they fail to win this game, they will equal their longest ever run without a win in the competition (5 games between April 2014 – Feb 2015 – D2 L3).
  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors have never lost to an Australian team in the AFC Champions League. However, they have drawn in four of their five such games in the competition to date (W1 D4).


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